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This blog by the six-time published author Jonathan Cooper, is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of non-compete agreements, breach of contract matters, school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidentsslip and/or trip and fall accidentsauto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products

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12/10/2019
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Does a School's Violation of its Own Rules Equal Negligence?

There is a significant question as to whether a school's violation of its own rules constitutes negligence - at least under NY law.

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10/10/2019
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Was Teen Hazed by His Teacher, and Was it Worth a Lawsuit?

On October 9, 2019, parents filed suit, claiming that their teen was hazed at school by the teacher, damaging their child. But are they right?

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5/21/2019
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How a Great Verdict in a School Bullying Case Went Wrong

Capping a successful trial, a Sullivan County jury returned a verdict $1 million in the bullied student's favor. And now that verdict has been thrown out.

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10/30/2018
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You Can't Have a Viable School Liability Case Without This

In the vast majority of situations where schools have been negligent, that does not translate into being a viable lawsuit against the school.

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10/3/2018
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How NYCDOE Got Precluded From Contesting a Negligence Claim

Granted, it's rare. But there are occasions, like this June, 2018 decision where a defendant will get precluded from contesting its liability in negligence.

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8/21/2018
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How Long You Really Have to File Against Your Child's School

When calculating whether their child's claim against the school may be time-barred, a common refrain we hear from parents is, "But I didn't know!" Is it valid?

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8/1/2018
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NY Federal Judge Approves Class Settlement on School Bullying

On July 30, 2018, NY Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis approved the settlement of a class action against NYC's DOE for its systemic failure to address bullying

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6/20/2017
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When Clients Lie - And Get Caught

A school bullying case we handled ended in disappointing fashion. And the outcome could have been far better for the clients - if only they hadn't lied.

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3/6/2014
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Judge Slams School for Failing to Supervise Student on Class Trip

A judge recently chastised a school for neglecting to supervise a student on a class trip, which resulted in that student suffering terrible injuries

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1/26/2014
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ACLU Sues After School Teacher Calls Student's Religion "Stupid"

The ACLU recently used a Bible Belt school after a 6th grade teacher repeatedly denigrated a student's Buddhist religion as "stupid."

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12/26/2013
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Teen Expelled from Texas H.S. - Because She Reported Being Raped

This is outrageous. After being raped, a Texas high school girl reported the incident. The school responded by expelling her for public lewdness.

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12/16/2013
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Why Eliminating Cell Phones Won't Solve School Bullying

At a recent seminar, a police officer recommended banning teens from cell phones that text or use social media to curb bullying. His suggestion won't work.

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12/11/2013
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One Sure-Fire Way a NY School May Be Held Negligent: Missing Students

Losing track of a student that is in its charge is one sure-fire way that a school can be deemed negligent under New York law, explains attorney Jonathan Cooper

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11/20/2013
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One Reason Why Proving School Negligence in New York is So Tough

Proving a school was negligent, and therefore liable for a student's injuries due to a dangerous or defective conditions is challenging, explains Jonathan Cooper

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8/7/2013
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How Ilinois' School Negligence Laws Are Harsher Than New York's

Long Island, New York school liability lawyer Jonathan Cooper explores how its tougher to prove a school negligence matter in Illinois' than New York.

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8/4/2013
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Why This School Negligence Case Wouldn't Survive in New York

A school negligence case that was reported on last week probably wouldn't survive in New York, explains NY school injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper

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7/30/2013
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Bronx Student's Slip & Fall Case Survives, Despite Poor Investigation

A recent decision by NY's Appellate Division, First Department reminds us why it's important to investigate your cases before you file your claims

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7/22/2013
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One of the More Bizarre Things You May Hear in a School Negligence Case

Here's one of the more bizarre things you may hear in a school negligence case, explains NY school injury attorney Jonathan Cooper.

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7/21/2013
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After 5 Teens Drown, Camp Instructor Questioned on Possible Negligence

In what seems to be a global recurring story, 5 high students drown on a camp outing, and the supervising school teacher is questioned on possible negligence

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7/18/2013
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When School Negligence & Defective Products Law Collide

There are some occasions when the law regarding school negligence and defective products intersect, explains a NY school injury & defective products lawyer

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5/28/2013
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Student Sues in Negligence After Being Set on Fire in Science Class

In a case that was reported on just over one week ago, a student sued his school in negligence after he was set on fire during science class and injured.

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2/14/2013
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School District Sued for Negligent Hiring and Retention

A school district was just sued for negligently hiring & retaining a basketball coach, who apparently was a convicted sex offender.

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2/4/2013
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Disabled Student Settles School Negligence & Bullying Claim for $800,000

In a bittersweet ending to a terrible saga, a disabled student has settled his school negligence & bullying claim for $800,000, explains Jonathan Cooper.

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10/18/2012
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School Has No Duty to Warn Parents of Threat to Student, Says NY Court

NY's Court of Appeals issued a disappointing ruling, and dismissed a school negligence case earlier today, explains school injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper

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9/19/2012
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My Privilege Arguing a School Negligence Case Before NY's Highest Court

My Privilege Arguing a School Negligence Case Before NY's Highest Court

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